The Saratogian did an article on local trainer H. James Bond, whose minor nod to the famous name really only exists in the 007 on his trailer and saddle cloths.
As I've noted in years past there is a true connection to James Bond with Saratoga. One of the year over year elite always at The Spa was Josephine "Jo" Hartford. She was heiress to the A&P fortune and her last husband John Ivor Bryce was the one-time British intel officer who was best friends with author Ian Flemming.
Purportedly Bryce suggested the name "James Bond" for his books and it was the lifestyle of the Bryces that found its way into the novels. A 1995 flash back to The Daily Gazette which covered Flemming and Dark Hollow Farm up in Cambridge, NY (on VT border) which he visited 10 times. James Bond in the book 'Diamonds Are Forever' foiled an attempt by the mob to fix a horse race at Saratoga. Jo passed away in 1992 at age 88. Black Hole Hollow farm is no longer held by the family..
She was active in horse racing for decades, and numerous horses that she owned raced at Saratoga, Belmont and Aquaduct in the United States and also in Britain. Her racing colors were red and orange, and she owned Mill River Stable in South Arlington, Vt., and had a horse-breeding establishment at Moyns Park in Essex County north of London. Her best-known horses included Miss Grillo, the winner of the Pimlico Cup in 1948, and Chop Chop, a leading sire in Canada.